Early Spring Garden

gardenWhat a difference turning the page of a calendar can make!

As soon as spring arrives it seems more appealing to get into the garden to pull weeds, dig garden beds and plant new things.

My garden is looking much better already. Garlic is doing well (planted last autumn) and onions are starting to look promising after a late planting. The first crop of broccoli is almost ready and we’ve already eaten the season’s first asparagus.

Throughout winter we’ve been able to pick self-sown lettuce as needed, and it is now taking over a large part of one garden bed.

New plantings include capsicum, chilli, zucchini and Lebanese cucumber. I’ve also sown corn, carrots, beetroot and butternut pumpkin.

So far a good year seems to be ahead.


3 Responses to “Early Spring Garden”

  1. 1 Steve
    October 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    In Kansas, we’re at the other end of the season, of course. Last pickings and fall soil-additions…in hopes and expectation of the planting cycle joy you’re now enjoying.

    I’m curious: tomatoes are THE universal gardening staple here. Are they not in Australia, or just not your own preference ?


  2. November 4, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I’ve had very little success with tomatoes and this year my wife has insisted we don’t grow them. In the past we’ve had problems with late frosts wiping out plants, and when we’ve had a good looking crop the fruit has been spoiled by various bugs.
    The best crop we ever had unfortunately coincided with a time when my wife was away for a couple of weeks at the beginning of last year and I ended up eating tomatoes for almost every meal prepared in as many ways as my imagination could create.

  3. November 7, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Understood. There are certain crops I’ve had “very little success with,” and simply don’t bother with any more.


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